Oxytocin increases trust in humans

@article{Kosfeld2005OxytocinIT,
  title={Oxytocin increases trust in humans},
  author={M. Kosfeld and M. Heinrichs and Paul J. Zak and Urs Fischbacher and E. Fehr},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={435},
  pages={673-676}
}
  • M. Kosfeld, M. Heinrichs, +2 authors E. Fehr
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Nature
  • Trust pervades human societies. Trust is indispensable in friendship, love, families and organizations, and plays a key role in economic exchange and politics. In the absence of trust among trading partners, market transactions break down. In the absence of trust in a country's institutions and leaders, political legitimacy breaks down. Much recent evidence indicates that trust contributes to economic, political and social success. Little is known, however, about the biological basis of trust… CONTINUE READING
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